A Wet Wednesday in Würzburg – Bavaria, Germany

I’m on my third language in three weeks! Just as I’d got to grips with speaking French without peppering it with Italiano, we crossed the Rhine in Strasbourg and entered Germany. On our radar were the historic cities of Würzburg and Bamberg, which were recommendations from our last trip to Germany.

“Dogs Off The Lead Vill NOT be Shot! – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany

Deemed “One of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe” it confuses most people to learn that, while Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz) IS in Saxony, it is absolutely NOWHERE near Switzerland! The name was coined by two Swiss artists, Adrian Zing and Anton Graff, who felt that the strange landscape near Dresden, in Eastern Germany, reminded themContinue reading ““Dogs Off The Lead Vill NOT be Shot! – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany”

Confessions of a Railway Addict – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany

We had been saying that we would like to get back beside the sea. Well, now we have, albeit around 100 million years too late! The Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Swiss) National Park is a Cretaceous sea bed, now turned into a magnificent landscape of sandstone stacks, tors and canyons, punctuated by basalt cones and towers. And,Continue reading “Confessions of a Railway Addict – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany”

“Frankly my Dear…” – A BIG SURPRISE at Edersee National Park

We turned right at Koblenz. We had driven up the Rhine from Bacharach, carefully avoiding taking a ferry. It seemed a bit too professional for us in any case. It actually looked like boat, rather than the motorised beaver dam that had transported both us and our precious caravan over the River Neckar a weekContinue reading ““Frankly my Dear…” – A BIG SURPRISE at Edersee National Park”